Opinion

Minotauros gave a community something to be proud of

Editorials

The Minot Minotauros’ postseason run was truly shocking. By shocking, we mean to everyone. This wasn’t a “nobody believes in us besides the guys in the locker room” type of scenario. It’s likely the Minotauros even surprised themselves with how much success they found in the ...

Boxing program for Parkinson’s patients a good fit for Minot

Editorials

While Parkinson’s remains a devastating disease in the country, for those afflicted and those affected, research has come a long way in defining lifestyle measures that can improve the quality of life of patients and help stave off some of its symptoms. Exercise, particularly intense ...

Death by conformity

National Columnists

The Boy Scouts of America have always been a pretty explicitly faith-based organization. Though nondenominational, references to God and Creator were woven within the Boy Scouts’ documents and behaviors. The organization grounded itself in a worldview that is archaic in modern times, ...

California demands that Christians ‘evolve’

National Columnists

California has a hallowed but questionable reputation as being the birthplace of the radical Free Speech Movement on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Today, they’re not just shutting down conservative speakers on the campus. The state’s Democrats may pass a law to shut down ...

Eagle Award puts superior workers in spotlight

Editorials

Once a month, for many years now, the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a new class of Eagle Award winners. Eagle Award winners come to the attention of the Chamber through people who nominate them after receiving what they consider superior customer service. What a marvelous ...

Petroleum interests go green, for common good

Editorials

The petroleum industry gets a lot of bad press these days – only some of which has any basis in objective facts. Much of the criticism seems more political than practical. After all, the energy sector has thus far avoided takeover by the federal government, unlike healthcare and banking most ...

Behind the scenes of candidate forums

Editorials

Last week was a bit of a blur, preparing for and then producing the first of four candidate forums. Wednesday night was the Minot Park Board candidates night at Roosevelt Park Zoo and it was successful. Actually, it was more successful than I had anticipated in terms of attendance. The room was ...

Critics cry shut up, but my criticism on senator is sound

Community Columnists

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and her network of operatives and supporters are out to make me Public Enemy No. 1. The problem is that the senator’s approval numbers are tanking ahead of what promises to be the most vigorously contested election of her life. The solution, it seems, is to paint yours ...

The day the Iran deal died

National Columnists

Team Obama lives in a world of fiction. As President Trump announced to the world that he would finally put a stake through the heart of the Iran deal -- the signal foreign policy "achievement" of the Obama administration -- Obama's former staffers lamented, rending their sackcloth and ...

Food for Thought

Letters to the Editor

Michelle Taylor La Junta, Colorado So Parshall School has denied to scale down the size of the school somewhat. One wonders why they did not get state monies, however, the tribe has come up with 7.5 million towards the endeavor, the school has 1.5 million in their coffers, and the 5.4 ...

Wrong place to build a dump

Letters to the Editor

Daryl Somerville Minot The City of Minot has proposed to build a new landfill – a landfill that will be closer to the city of Minot, encroaching on residential areas, commercial areas, and the new hospital. The new site would be within visual distance of all these properties. I cannot ...

ND’s own witch hunt

Letters to the Editor

Rep. Roscoe Streyle Minot What is the true motivation and purpose of the state auditor’s probe into the governor’s travel and use of state resources? The governor has full authority to spend the appropriated money within the budget limits we set in the Legislature, and by all accounts ...

Reeling from Heitkamp’s abortion ban vote

Letters to the Editor

Denise Branquinho Williston I am still reeling from the “no” vote by Senator Heitkamp on the 20-week abortion ban. Pow! What a punch to the gut. North Dakota is a conservative pro life state and our senators need to cast their votes in accordance with our wishes. However, no need to ...

Block proposed constitutional convention

Letters to the Editor

Duane Stahl Valley City Few people know that 28 states (including North Dakota) have passed resolutions asking Congress to call an Article V convention of the states. If only six more pass similar resolutions, Congress will be forced to call it. Some proponents say a Constitutional ...

High-five Heidi wrong about flaring

Letters to the Editor

Kevin Black Minot As a small business owner working in oil and gas, I have major concerns and questions about Senator Heitkamp’s support of our industry in ND. Her vote a year ago against eliminating the Bureau of Land Management’s Venting and Flaring rules provided revealing answers ...

Cramer in the cesspool of ND politics

Letters to the Editor

Jesse Watson Minot I find it catastrophically ironic, the many flagrant hit pieces published on Heitkamp, while Cramer gets off without a hitch. While I don’t agree with Heitkamp on much, she has always been truly decent to me. Whatever we might criticize her for, it is Cramer who has ...

Deliver us from NAFTA

Letters to the Editor

Judy Stahl Valley City Have we forgotten why we celebrate the 4th of July? Our independence must be re-declared by urging our Congressmen to get out of NAFTA, not renegotiate it. NAFTA offers managed trade, not free trade. In 1994 the US entered the North American Free Trade Agreement, the ...

Too many ‘Beltway Bandits’

Letters to the Editor

Ben Field Minot When I was a student at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, back in the late 1960’s ( Bill Clinton, a.k.a. “B.M.O.C.”....big mouth on campus...was a year ahead of me ) there were, as I recall, only 1,300 registered lobbyists/”Beltway Bandits” in the ...

Whose side is John Kerry on?

Letters to the Editor

Ron Carlson Bismarck John Kerry does it again. He showed us ONCE again who he is working for. Anyone watch the Dick Cavett show 800 years ago? John “Long Hair” Kerry was a guest dressed in his Vietnam fatigues. He called me a rapist and a murderer. He labeled everyone that served in ...